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Flu Statistics Add Up In Cortland, Central New York And Statewide

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New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zuckerman Talks With Homer Seniors About the Importance of Flu Shots (Oct 2015 photo)

As of the week ending January 20, statistics from the New York State Health Department show Cortland County has had 130 lab-confirmed cases of the flu since the season began October 1.

In the latest reporting week, which ended January 20, 29-cases were reported – which is a rate of 60-cases per 100,000 residents and 12th highest among New York’s 62 counties.

When it comes to the season-long rate per 100,000 residents, Cortland County is third highest in the state.

The state as a whole recorded more than 7,700 flu cases in the week ending January 20, which prompted the Governor a statewide emergency to make flu shots more available.

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